I only had about a yard of fabric so I had to fill in with some other fabric. I used some floral fabric from a tank top in my stash. I used it for the band, the back yoke, the pocket, and a sleeve tab. Then I used navy linen for the under collar and button placket. Here’s how to sew a collar and how to make a collar lie flat. I wish I could’ve done longer sleeves, but I didn’t have enough fabric to do more than short sleeves.
I like that the linen shirt is loose and comfy for summer. But it’ll look great with a pencil skirt too. I love the floral pop. I originally thought it would be a basic and versatile shirt, but now it’s something that can stand out on it’s own. I’m a little sad it took me so long to make it and that it’s at the end of summer, so I won’t be able to wear it very much.